Top 10 Picnic Foods


Fruit Salad

Fruit is a natural accompaniment to outdoor dining. It makes a refreshing side dish and dessert, too. When you're exploring your produce department for likely fruit salad ingredients, expand your horizons. Grab some strawberries, of course, but check out the kiwis, star fruit and mangos, too. Your fruit salad can be a sweet surprise, if you let it. To get you started, we love these refreshing salads. They make use of surprising sauces that show the fruits to advantage:

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Jim Deliman's Carrot Saffron Soup

Jim Deliman's Carrot Saffron Soup

Here is a delightful dish for a Fall harvest dinner party; Jim Deliman's carrot saffron soup recipe. Learn how to make Jim Deliman's carrot saffron soup.